Figures of the Unconscious

In collaboration with the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (SIPP-ISPP).


The peer-reviewed book series Figures of the Unconscious was founded in 2001 and provides a platform for exchange at the intersection of philosophy and psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis occupies a crucial position within contemporary philosophical thinking and many analysts are influenced by philosophical approaches.

Both philosophy and psychoanalysis are concerned with the nature of the subject, questions of knowledge and epistemology, sexuality, life and death, ethical issues, alterity, and the subject’s manifold relationships to the other – to other human and non-human beings and to its environment.

We welcome manuscripts in the areas and at the intersections of

  • the history of psychoanalysis and Freudian thought
  • the exploration of psychoanalytic concepts and the development of theories
  • the research and development of the psychoanalytic movement
  • psychoanalytic and philosophical concepts and ideas
  • psychoanalysis, gender and queer studies
  • interdisciplinary approaches that combine psychoanalysis with other scientific disciplines
  • current developments in psychoanalytic approaches
  • ethical approaches in psychoanalysis
  • epistemological debates

Beatriz Santos (Université de Paris)
Herman Westerink (Radboud University)
Esther Hutfless (University of Vienna)

Editorial board
Daniela Finzi (Freud Museum Vienna)
Jeff Bloechl (Boston College)
Advisory Board 
Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck College, London), Rudolf Bernet (KU Leuven), Rachel Blass (Heythrop College, London), Guillaume Silbertin Blanc (Université Toulouse II – Le Mirail), Richard Boothby (Loyola University, Maryland), Marcus Coelen (Berlin), Jozef Corveleyn (KU Leuven), Monique David-Ménard (Université de Paris), Rodrigo De La Fabián (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile), Jens De Vleminck (Leuven), Eran Dorfman (University of Tel Aviv), Tomas Geyskens (Leuven), Patrick Guyomard (Université de Paris), Ari Hirvonen ✝ (University of Helsinki), Laurie Laufer (Université de Paris), Paul Moyaert (KU Leuven), Elissa Marder (Emory University, Atlanta), Paola Marrati (Johns Hopkins University), Claire Nioche (Université Paris XIII), Claudio Oliveira (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Guilherme Massara Rocha (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, Chicago), Vladimir Safatle (Universidade de São Paulo), Stella Sanford (Kingston College), Charles Shepherdson (State University of New York at Albany), Celine Surprenant (Paris), Antônio Teixeira (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Patrick Vandermeersch (University of Groningen), Johan Van Der Walt (University of Luxemburg), Veronica Vasterling (Radboud University), Wilfried Ver Eecke, (Georgetown University), Jamieson Webster (The New School, New York)
The board accepts manuscripts for review from both members and non-members of the SIPP-ISPP and aims to publish two volumes a year. The series welcomes book proposals for both monographs and edited volumes that conform to the series aims and scope.
Book cover for the book Towards the Limits of Freudian Thinking Towards the Limits of Freudian Thinking

Herman Westerink (Editor), Jenny Willner (Editor), Philippe Van Haute (Editor),

August 2024

Book cover for the book Truth and Suffering Truth and Suffering

Paulo Beer (Author), Nelson da Silva Júnior (Preface by), Renata Takatu (Translator),

March 2024

Book cover for the book Ferenczi Dialogues Ferenczi Dialogues

Raluca Soreanu (Author), Jakob Staberg (Author), Jenny Willner (Author),

February 2023

Book cover for the book The Truths of Psychoanalysis The Truths of Psychoanalysis

Jasper Feyaerts (Editor), Paulo Beer (Editor),

January 2022

Book cover for the book A Dark Trace A Dark Trace

Herman Westerink (Author),

June 2021

Book cover for the book Nothing to It Nothing to It

Emmanuel Falque (Author),

February 2020

Book cover for the book Dora, Hysteria and Gender Dora, Hysteria and Gender

Daniela Finzi (Editor), Herman Westerink (Editor),

September 2018

Book cover for the book Psychanalyse et hybridité Psychanalyse et hybridité

Thamy Ayouch (Author),

February 2018

Book cover for the book Grand Hotel Abyss Grand Hotel Abyss

Vladimir Safatle (Author),

February 2016

Book cover for the book Freud au cas par cas Freud au cas par cas

Gilles Ribault (Author),

December 2015

Book cover for the book Deleuze and Desire Deleuze and Desire

Piotrek Świątkowski (Editor),

June 2015

Book cover for the book Towards a Political Anthropology in the Work of Gilles Deleuze Towards a Political Anthropology in the Work of Gilles Deleuze

Rockwell F. Clancy (Author),

February 2015